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49ers signing safety Clinton-Dix with Tartt still injured

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Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

Injuries are no laughing matter. 

But with strong safety Jaquiski Tartt still recovering from a toe injury he sustained last season, the 49ers are signing veteran Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, his agents told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Wednesday. 

Clinton-Dix, 28, is a former first-round pick who made the Pro Bowl in 2016. But he didn't play in any games last season. 

In 2019, Clinton-Dix played all 16 games for the Chicago Bears. He totaled 78 tackles, two interceptions and five passes defensed. Over his six-year career, Clinton-Dix has averaged 87 tackles and 2.7 interceptions per season. 

Clinton-Dix was part of a handful of veteran safeties who worked out for the 49ers on Tuesday. Earlier in the day, coach Kyle Shanahan didn't sound too optimistic regarding Tartt's return. 

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"He isn’t ready to go, yet," Shanahan said. 'We thought he would be, with the time it’s been given. He isn’t.

"And that’s just a fact.”

Tartt's season-ending injury came in Week 9, and he played just seven total games last year.

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